Resolve’s Night of Hope – Blogger Award 2011
Each year Resolve, National Infertility Organization hosts the Night of Hope to recognize and honor the special people who make valuable contributions to the infertility community. One of the categories is best blog. Four blogs were selected based on blog posts that were written in response to Resolve’s Bust an Infertility Myth project. Over 300 posts were submitted and narrowed down to these four amazing blogs!
Please take an opportunity to check out each one of these blogs, vote and most of all share! It is a tremendous honor for these 4 bloggers to receive recognition from Resolve and this community. In my book, I mean blog, they are all winners. As a matter of fact, I think that anyone that shares their infertility journey deserves recognition whether it be a blog, facebook, twitter or in line at the grocery store. You never know how your story has influenced another life. Sharing one of the most personal and private parts of one’s life is extremely brave and KUDOS to all the women out there that support this amazing community!
Whitney & Erick - I started our blog many years ago and then after going through infertility for a couple of years, I came out of the infertility closet, and started speaking publicly about our struggles and journey to become parents. It has been a blessing to me, as writing about infertility and miscarriage has been cathartic and has also opened the door to discovering others that I knew who were silently going through the same thing. Also, it’s been great to be able to meet and interact with other women across the world going through IF and to have the opportunity to educate everyone else about infertility. I blog about my experiences, feelings, advocacy for infertility, practical tips, etc. I also continue to blog about other things as well, such as travel and cooking.
Tippy & Tidy’s Tumultuous Trip to Toddlers - My blog was started first as a place for me to journal about my infertility journey. It’s an outlet for my emotions and thoughts and a place to record our steps so I never forget what this experience has taught me. An added bonus is that it has also become a place for me to connect with so many other women going through a similar journey, give and get support, and create awareness to those who don’t understand. In my blog, I journal my current thoughts and steps, I keep track of a timeline of the steps we’ve taken, I store great links that I’ve found helpful and I am also dreaming by putting up images of design for our future nursery.
Currently my husband and I are attempting our first donor egg IVF cycle. We’ve been trying to have a baby for over 4 years, have been through 5 IUIs and 4 IVF cycles of our own. We are very excited about our next steps but of course cautious to hope too much and still sometimes can’t believe we’ve been trying for this long.
Please join us on our next steps.
Weathering the Storm – Rain shares her interview with her husband about Busting a Myth from a man’s perspective! So sweet!
Your first thought, of course, is that “I” am not a man. True, but my husband is. So, I’m going to interview McRuger and let him tell you about his thoughts about having a low sperm count. Here we go….
- Honey, do you feel like less of a man because of your low sperm count?
- What are your thoughts on having tried for over two years and have no baby to show for it?
- What’s the worst part of dealing with a low sperm count?
- Is there any “up” side to dealing with infertility/ low sperm count?
- Do we know why you have a low sperm count?
- How have you tried to support me (Rain) as we’ve been going through this?
- What advice would you give to another couple who is going through the same sort of stuff we’ve been through?
- What’s it like to watch me go through the hard times of IF (bad reactions to meds/increased anxiety)?
from IF to when - Her Bust a Myth post, the Truth of Resolution begins with this myth: What a wonderful insight on infertility and the harsh reality that it is always with us and never easy! The myth is that having resolution suddenly makes everything better. However, the reality is that the diagnosis never goes away, and neither do the feelings that come with it.
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